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Posted on: September 26, 2020

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person-UPDATE: found safe

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***UPDATE: Mr. Smith has been located safe. Charles “Charlie” Edward Smith is a 71-year-old white male last seen leaving his residence on foot in the 4700 block of Hickory Sign Post Road today at approximately 2 p.m. Smith is 5&rsq...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Police Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

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On Oct. 24, officers with the James City County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be at the James City County Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting potentially dangerous expired, unuse...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Community Participation Team Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 30

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The Engage 2045 Community Participation Team (CPT) will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. to discuss Round 2 public engagement effort and next steps. The meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adop...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Fall Prevention Featured on This Week in James City County

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In recognition of Fall Prevention Week, we are replaying the episode about Remembering When: A Fall and Fire Prevention Program for Seniors. Now called CONECT, the program reaches out to individuals throughout James City County who are in need of supporti...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Election 2020 Topic of First LIVE Episode of This Week in James City County on Oct. 1

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Have questions about the upcoming election? James City County’s Director of Elections and General Registrar, Dianna Moorman will join us for our first live episode of This Week in James City County on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. She will talk about the upc...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

JCC Releases 2019 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan

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James City County has released the 2019 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan. The Annual Report highlights the progress made by the County towards the identification, reduction and mitigation of flood losses. The Floodplain Management Plan and ...

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2019 Report on the Floodplain Management Plan News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coronavirus...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 28

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The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. to continue its work on Engage 2045, the process to update the 2015 Comprehensive Plan entitled Toward 2035: Leading the Way. The PCWG’s agenda for th...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Police Seek Suspect in Residential Burglary

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In the early morning hours of Sept. 7, an unknown suspect broke into a private residence in the Toano area of James City County. The suspect stole five long guns, two iPhones, an iPad a Dell laptop and several collector’s knife sets. The suspect...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Three Options for Voting in the Nov. 3 General and Special Election

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Registered voters in James City County have three ways to cast their ballots for the General and Special election in November.In-person absentee (early) and mail-in voting is now available to all James City County registered voters. Sample ballots, precin...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

JCC's Video Division Wins Six Awards in National Competition

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James City County’s Video Division took home six awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at their annual Government Programming Awards (GPA). Awards won and categories (with links to video submiss...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Police Investigate Robbery at Atlantic Union Bank

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On Sept. 17 at approximately 12:19 p.m., officers were called to the Atlantic Union Bank located at 5125 John Tyler Highway to a robbery. The suspect is described as a tall, thin, black male wearing jeans, glasses and a ball cap. The suspect told the tell...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Police Make Arrest in Felony Embezzlement Incident

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On July 23, a member of the Hospice House’s Board of Directors provided documents to James City County Police Department indicating that an employee, Brandi Kay Godwin, had been embezzling funds from Hospice House for more than a year. After rev...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Free Starter Emergency Kit Giveaway Featured on This Week in James City County

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James City County Emergency Manager Sara Ruch and City of Williamsburg Deputy Fire Chief Larry Snyder join us on the podcast this week to talk about hazards and what you can do be prepared. Stay tuned to the end and learn how you can get a great emergency...

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This Week in James City County News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Easing of Restrictions in Hampton Roads

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that, due to significantly improved health metrics in the Eastern Region, localities in Hampton Roads will join the rest of the Commonwealth in Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia&rd...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Police Seek Identity of Suspects in Property Damage & Larceny Incident

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On Aug. 31 at approximately 2:28 a.m. (the time on the video is an hour off), officers responded to a residence on Westlake Court. The victim reported that she was awakened by a loud noise and looked outside to see 4 individuals around her vehicle in her ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Two Members of Fire Department Honored For Outstanding Work in Prehospital Care

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Two members of the James City County Fire Department were recently honored by the regional Peninsulas EMS Council for their outstanding work in prehospital care.Dr. Amir Louka (pictured left), serves as the Operational Medical Director for James City Coun...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

What happened at the September 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the September 8 Regular Meeting:E.    PRESENTATIONS    

1.    Frances Baker 100th Birthday Proclamation

2.  &...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Parks & Recreation Transitions to New Registration System

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PerfectMind Introduced James City County Parks & Recreation will launch PerfectMind, a new online registration system, on Sept. 15. The new system offers customers a more efficient experience for all department registrations including members...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

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On Wednesday, Sep. 2, James City County Police arrested Michael Dean Slye, 59 of JCC and charged him with Second Degree Murder in relation to the death of Terrence Orlando Pressey.At approximately 7:30 a.m. on  Aug. 29, JCC Police responded to th...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Election Questions Answered on This Week in James City County

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Dianna Moorman, Director of Elections and General Registrar for James City County joins the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming election, recent changes in laws, important deadlines and more. Check it out and let us know what you think!Video: htt...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Police Conduct Homicide Investigation

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At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 29, James City County Police responded to the Motel Zuma located at 6493 Richmond Road in the Lightfoot area in reference to a man found deceased in a grassy area next to the parking lot. The man was identified as Terren...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plan September Events

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September 2020 EventsAs the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, we ask for your patience, flexibility and support. We depend on you, our patrons, to follow safety and social distancing guidelines as regularly released by the Governor of Virginia, the...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plans Child Care Program for Grades K-5

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James City County Parks & Recreation’s state-licensed REC Connect program will modify its operations in conjunction with WJCC Schools’ decision to offer remote learning for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. REC Conne...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Governor Northam Launches COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App to Help Contain COVID-19

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia is the fi...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Rental Assistance Program

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On July 16, 2020, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development awarded a contract to the James City County Housing Office to provide subsistence payments under the Urgent Need Community Development Block Grant Program. Funding from this pr...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mosquito Season is Here

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Are you ready? Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can carry viruses and can make you sick. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help control mosquitoes in and around your home:

  • Eliminate standing water both inside and outside of your hom...
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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

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Larcenies from unlocked motor vehicles are one of the most prevalent crimes in James City County. Residents are encouraged to always lock their car doors even when they are at home. Residents should also always remove valuables (especially electronics and...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks & Facilities

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County Parks, Centers & Facilities Update September 25, 2020   Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, some park amenities remain closed. Th...

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